Inc. Magazine Top 100 Leadership Expert and Speaker
Speaking Style: Inspirational, Actionable, Knowledgeable
Travels From: Germany
Fee Schedule: 4
Originally from Leeds in the North of England, Gordon’s early passions were rugby and mathematics. He was often told he was too small to play, but Gordon loved proving people wrong, showing his tenacity, commitment and determination, along with his natural leadership skills. Rugby was a great learning ground and it taught Gordon the importance of strategy, teamwork, inspiration, and that it’s not always the best team that wins, it’s often the best prepared.
Discovering that his analytical skills could be utilized to help people identify simpler and more affective solutions to their problems, Gordon looked to combine his winning attitude and problem solving skills into a professional purpose. The emergent IT Industry seemed liked the perfect place for Gordon to hone these skills and bring value to the business world.
Keen for rapid advancement Gordon looked to volunteer for the more complex projects. Knowing that nothing succeeds like success Gordon believed that triumphing in areas where others thought it couldn’t be done was not only the best use of his analytical skills and fierce determination to succeed, but would also him to rise quickly through the ranks. Taking this approach it allowed him to challenge traditional thinking and to develop new innovative solutions that delivered inspired results.
Leading from the front Gordon achieved some amazing results, delivering a $30m project in 3 months, instead of the originally estimated 18; at a leading Logistics company Gordon successfully delivered a $100m that had struggled for over 2 years, and at a Manufacturing company he implemented a program which reduced operation costs by $350m over 7 years and increased operational performance by 200%.
These successes brought rapid advancement for Gordon and helped him develop a reputation as a turnaround expert, which saw him work with on three continents for Fortune 100 companies such as Barclays, London Electric, Barclaycard, TUI, Kreditbank, Euro Container Terminals Rotterdam, DHL, and Henkel. Leading global departments of over 1000 staff, driving operational performance improvement programs, and driving Strategic Change Initiatives.
Gordon’s success was based on developing simple plans, that were easy to understand, and that helped to create highly engaged and empowered teams. Gordon knew from his rugby playing days that when teams have a simple plan that they believe in, that they become inspired and will achieve amazing results.
Looking to help even more companies and individuals achieve Inspired Results, Gordon decided to share his tried and tested approach and wrote the FAST – 4 Principles Everyone Needs to Achieve Success and Drive Results, which is now a Finalist for Practical Management Book of the Year 2017 selected by Chartered Management Institute & British Library.
With a passion for leadership and supporting those that want to make an impact on the world Gordon works with 1BillionAfrica as a Mentor and member of the International Advisory Board who’s vision is to gather great potentials and great minds in Africa to help turn the “1 billion” problems or uncountable problems in Africa into “1 Billion” projects and opportunities. And also as Mentor and a member of the Governing Board of Directors of Uncommon Me International who vision is “Raising Passionate Leaders For Betterment of Society”
Heralded in Inc. Magazine as one of the Top 100 Leadership and Managements Experts and Speakers, Gordon is also ranked #2 on the Top 15 Must Read Leadership Blogs, was #4 Most Socially Shared Leadership Blog. Gordon was additionally just recently considered the #19 Top Social Media Marketing Influencer by CEOWorld Magazine. Gordon is contributing author on Inc, Entrepreneur and Huffington Post as well as a Visiting Professor at Staffordshire University Faculty of Business, and a Fellow of the Institute of Leadership and Management.
Gordon has a strong sense of humor, and believes that humor is a great stress reliever and that teams that laugh together work harder together.
Gordon is married to Carine, and has four children. Gordon says that Carine has had a significant impact on his leadership style, encouraging him to be more passionate and people focused, which was a key contributor to the results that have been achieved.
Currently they live in Delray Beach Florida but over the past few years they have lived in the UK, Holland, Czech Republic, Scottsdale AZ, and Germany.
FAST – 4 Principles Everyone Needs to Achieve Success and Drive Results
Business and leadership in general are fast changing worlds. But too often policies, procedures, and bureaucracy can slow necessary changes to a crawl, and negatively affect a company’s bottom line.
FAST is a revolutionary approach to leadership that simplifies exactly what is needed in order to be successful. FAST is straightforward, pragmatic, and easy to follow, and will challenge you to think differently about the way you approach your business, your leadership―and your life.
FAST has been successfully used to turnaround failing projects, under-performing departments, and money-losing companies. This method of analyzing all aspects of business and leadership has been implemented in large, complex projects bringing change in record time. It has been used to help leaders, businesses, and corporations alike increase both growth and profitability. It also helped the author, Gordon Tredgold, to successfully run my first marathon at the age of fifty-two.
Whatever your goals, FAST will help you successfully achieve them.
Leadership Its a Marathon Not a Sprint
Everyone has the potential to be an inspiring leader. Learn how! Simplicity, Transparency and Focus: understand what leadership really is about, learn how to apply powerful leadership principles, see the impact that leadership can have, become an inspiring leader. This book shows how to use leadership to achieve sustainable long-term success. Success quickly achieved is easily lost, and that’s why leadership is a marathon and not a sprint.
- FAST – 4 Principles Every Business Needs For Success
- Leadership Its a Marathon Not a Sprint
- American Airlines
- Arizona Dept of Child Safety
- Lithuania Leadership Summit
- PMI Netherlands Annual Conference
- Greene Group
- Business Transformation And Operational Excellence World Summit
- South Florida Inventor Society Conference
- Vistage CEO Group – Kennesaw
- Vistage CEO Group – Buckhead
- Vistage CEO Group – Atlanta
- Bethel University
- World Trade Chamber – Florida
- West Palm Beach Bar Association
- Florida Excellence Awards
- National Not for Profit Leadership Organisation, Washington
- South Florida Organisational Designer Meeting, Fort Lauderdale
- Sir Grout Franchise Conference, Bonita Springs Florida
- Reprotech LLC, Fort Lauderdale
- Atlanta Vistage CEO Group
- Johnson & Wales University Miami – Business Dept
- Champion Mindest Sunlife Stadium, Miami
- West Palm Beach Rotary Club
- Johnson Wales University, Miami, Social Media Students
- Vistage Florida CEO Group
“Thank you for such engaging discussions at the AZ Dept of Child Safety. The buzz continued over the next several days as many incorporated FAST in their goal and objectives. “S” (simplicity) really helped my team decompose the issues at hand.” – Linda Jewell, CIO Arizona Department of Child Safety
“Gordon is a great speaker and motivator. He speaks from his hands-on experience providing excellent insights that bring value to the listener. Simple, clear, pragmatic messages that are easy to understand, and more importantly easy to share with our teams”. – Venketesh Rao, Accenture Managing Director
“Hearing Gordon speak on FAST was excellent, but the real value was gained in our consulting sessions afterwards.” – Jean-Marc Boschien, Head of Group IT Risk and Information Security at Allianz Group
“Our group truly enjoyed you! And I know that many of the topics you discussed have really set with our staff as they continued to bring up various items from your presentation through the remainder of our retreat week! What you did was exactly what I was looking for, great job!” – Courtney Dennewitz , Network Manager, Repotech
“Working with Gordon, and using his FAST Approach, we were able to successfully deliver a $30m program in a 3 months timeframe, instead of the original 18-month estimate. Gordon created a simplified plan, which allowed us to focus on what was important, but with sufficient detail that helped to build confidence in the team. With an organization of over 350 people involved, it’s critical that we have the right levels of transparency into performance to ensure that we can hold people accountable, but without it becoming an administrative overhead. Gordon helped us get the balance just right, so that we could keep bureaucracy to a minimum, whilst ensuring that we had the necessary insights to steer the program to successful conclusion. The FAST approach was the difference between success and failure for us, and I would highly recommend it to any organization looking to revolutionize their results.” – Mark Hunt, Senior Director – Major Programmes, Cable & Wireless Communications